Elements at Virginia Tech: Manually Enter Activities

Virginia Tech uses an activities data system to collect and manage information about research and scholarship, creative works, teaching, extension, outreach, and service activities.

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Enter Activities in Elements

Activities in Elements are organized in modules, which include: 

  • Scholarly & Creative Works, including publications, presentations, patents, performances, and exhibitions.
  • Grants, including proposals and internal and external funding
  • Teaching, including student supervision, advising, and course or curriculum development
  • Professional Activities, including university, professional, and community service activities, awards, and administrative activities.

Before you add a new activity, you should first ensure you have:

To manually add a new activity, scroll down on your Elements homepage, identify the appropriate module, and click +ADD NEW to see a list of available activity types. You can also find the modules in the menu and click the icon at the top of the page to add a new activity.

When filling out the form for a new activity record, note that required fields are indicated with a red *. Remember that every activity must have at least one date. Hover your mouse over the ? for guidance on each data entry field. 

Note: if you are adding activities to Elements for the purpose of exporting your FAR in UDC, be sure to review your college's FAR template to learn where individual activities populate on the template. Each college's template is different, and the template will provide important instructions. 

Be sure to click the Save button at the bottom of the screen! You will be automatically logged out after 30 minutes of inactivity.